Case Study : Removing Silt from a Pond
As seen in the before photo below, on arrival pond has already been drained completely, with no inlets allowing it to stay dry. The process carried out here started with the careful removal of the fence, following the cutting and logging of two trees surround the pond that was requested for us to dispose off. This was done by logging and using a wood chipper to chip the branches which could then be placed and hidden under the silt that would be spread.
Dredging with an 8 Ton Excavator
Conventional dredging could then take place using a 8 ton excavator along the edges of the bank bulk digging the silt and loading a dumper to be tipped in a designated area ready from spreading and reshaping. Once an area had been made to for a 3ton excavator to enter it would pass the material to the side of the bank ready to be loaded out with the 8 ton.
Reshaping the Pond Floor
After all the silt was removed it revealed the bottom of the pond to be uneven and misshapen. This was rectified but using both diggers to reshape with good clay which had earlier been recovered. The pond was completely reshaped making it look more appealing to the customer’s desire. This is one of dozens of success stories in Pond Dredging and Lake Desilting. Jex Plant are regarded by many as the UK’s leading experts on Lake Restoration and silt removal
Before Desilting the Pond
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